by OddsShark (@OddsShark)
While there is value on the World Series champion futures board, it is worth noting that the team with the best record in baseball has ended up hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy with greater frequency in recent years.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have moved to +250 favorites on the 2019 World Series odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, followed by the New York Yankees (+350), Houston Astros (+360), Minnesota Twins (+800) and Atlanta Braves (+800). The Dodgers were the quickest team to the 50-win milestone this season and, of course, have won two consecutive National League pennants.
Since baseball introduced playoffs in 1969, the top regular-season team has gone on to win the World Series only 13 of 49 times, or 26.5 per cent. But that percentage is inching up, since it’s happened in five of the last 12 seasons and two of the last three.
The Dodgers boast the game’s best run differential thanks in large part to a hitting attack led by Cody Bellinger and a pitching staff led by the starting trio of Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu. The Dodgers’ odds might be as good as they will get this summer.
The Yankees, vaunted Zack Britton-Aroldis Chapman-Adam Ottavino bullpen aside, …
Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation